School Board candidate field set

The field is set for the April 5 Mineral Point School Board election as the deadline to file for candidacy was Tuesday, January 5 at 5 pm.

Feedback sought on resolution

The Board of Education recently passed a motion 4-3 to draft a resolution to send to lawmakers to exempt Mineral Point Schools from the possession of a firearm in a school zone or modify the law to allow a physically and mentally fit and trained designee identified by the Superintendent of Schools and approved by… Continue Reading Feedback sought on resolution

Special School Board meeting 12/21

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting Monday morning to address one agenda item, a proposed trip to Mexico by Spanish teacher Jennifer Wahlin. Video of the meeting can be obtained here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzfYIbuXZBU&feature=youtu.be Absent from the meeting were Jeff Basting, Glenn Kinch, and Matt Lindsey. The proposal passed 4-0 with Lisa Hay, Larry… Continue Reading Special School Board meeting 12/21

December School Board Meeting

PLEASE NOTE: While reading the article below and the discussion surrounding firearms in school/on school grounds, the majority vote of the board to draft a resolution in support does nothing at this time to state law that is currently in effect. No firearms are allowed on/in school property, or within 1000 feet of, as per… Continue Reading December School Board Meeting

School Board Election Info

It’s time to be thinking of school board candidates. The election will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The term of office for these school board members is three years beginning Monday, April 25, 2016. Incumbents whose seats are up for re-election include Matt Lindsey and Larry Steffes. Steffes has said he will run for… Continue Reading School Board Election Info

11/13 Legislative Update

These weekly updates are to inform those interested in public education in Mineral Point what is happening that may impact school stakeholders. These updates are designed to be informative, factual, and non-partisan.  Additional information can be found from the Wisconsin Association of School Boards at:https://wasblegupdate.wordpress.com/ Legislative Update 11/13/15 1. Nov. 12: Governor Scott Walker signed… Continue Reading 11/13 Legislative Update

District, Doye Honored at State School PR Convention

The Mineral Point Unified School District, and Communications Director Joelle Doye, were recently honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with two awards for their work in school communications. WSPRA presented the Spectrum Awards at its annual conference in Stevens Point November 5-6 where hundreds of the industry’s top professionals gathered for collaboration… Continue Reading District, Doye Honored at State School PR Convention

Francois elected to WI School Music Association Board of Directors

Mineral Point Superintendent Luke Francois has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) and will begin his service effective December 1 for the District 4 geographic area. He replaces Southwestern Superintendent James Egan, who retired. Founded in 1932, WSMA is a non-profit, statewide association serving more than 3,500… Continue Reading Francois elected to WI School Music Association Board of Directors

Special School Board Meeting 10/26

The Mineral Point School Board met Monday morning to certify its school portion of the tax levy for the 2015-16 school year and also approve a resignation. Video of the meeting can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myBPO0_87ww The levy was the first item on the agenda. Each fall, the school district must certify its tax levy with… Continue Reading Special School Board Meeting 10/26

October School Board Meeting

The Mineral Point School Board met for three hours Monday night dealing with mostly items for information and discussion. Video of the meeting can be obtained here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-wrtSHV3v0 The evening began with a formal recognition of Cummins Emission Solutions. The school board recently nominated them for the Wisconsin Association of School Board’s Business Honor Roll and… Continue Reading October School Board Meeting